O'Melveny 2022 Class Notes

2 O’Melveny & Myers LLP I omm.com 1981 MARGARET MCFARLAND (CLASS OF 1981) retired from Menlo College in Atherton, California, where she established a Real Estate Center and an undergraduate major in Real Estate over the last four years. She continues to provide student advising and periodic lectures at the University of Maryland College Park Colvin Institute, where she is an emeritus professor. SETH ARONSON (CLASS OF 1981) retired from O’Melveny after 35 years with the firm. He has joined Phillips ADR as a mediator, arbitrator, and independent panelist. A top securities litigator and firm leader with the wit and timing of a stand-up comedian, Seth has been an integral part of O’Melveny since he joined the firm in 1988. Seth was the inaugural Managing Partner of our Los Angeles office, holding that role from 2000 to 2008, and, as leader of our Securities Litigation practice from 2002 to 2011, he helped create and grow that group. The practice today has more than a dozen partners in five offices, and its expansion and success are testaments to his skillful leadership and development of younger lawyers. Aptly described in his Chambers profile as “phenomenal,” Seth has cultivated a deep and vast knowledge of securities litigation. Corporations and their directors, officers, and professionals have relied on him to mount forceful defenses in securities class actions, shareholder derivative actions, SEC enforcement proceedings, and mergers and acquisitions litigation. His keen ability to assess the risks and benefits of various possible outcomes has helped him build a roster of loyal clients, including Skechers, Lockheed Martin, PowerWave, and Montage Technology Group. Seth shared his decades of expertise by co-authoring the definitive treatise Shareholder Derivative Actions: From Cradle to Grave. Seth has long embodied O’Melveny’s commitment to community service and pro bono work. In 2021, for providing legal services to those living in poverty, he was honored by the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles with its Maynard Toll Award for Distinguished Public Service—a distinction named after the esteemed former O’Melveny Chair and pioneering civic leader. Since 2001, Seth has served on the board of his alma mater Loyola Law School, and he’s been president of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers 1979 SCOTT RAFFERTY (CLASS OF 1979) and his wife, Linda, live in Walnut Creek, California. Their daughter, Annie, is a junior at Smith College, and their daughter, Melina, started at Tulane University in the fall. Since 2018, Scott has worked with Latino and Asian communities to create minority districts under the California and federal Voting Rights Acts and the state’s new anti-gerrymandering law. Dozens of jurisdictions settled, but five are now on appeal. During the pandemic, Scott climbed Half Dome and Mt. Whitney. 1980 LINDSAY CONNER (CLASS OF 1980) completed his first full calendar year at O’Melveny and is so happy to be at the firm. “It has been a terrific year, with wonderful colleagues at this fantastic firm!” DAVID LASH (CLASS OF 1980) was named the 2022 “Jim Robie Professionalism and Civility Award Recipient” by the Los Angeles County Bar Association. DANIEL PETROCELLI (CLASS OF 1980) was honored by Billboard as 2022 “Top Music Lawyer,” recognized by The Hollywood Reporter as 2022 “Power Lawyer,” and named among the Daily Journal’s 2022 “Top 100 Lawyers.” Classes